Air Quality Database
Welcome to the Hillingdon air quality database. These pages provide options for you to enter queries to the database and retrieve measured concentration data from the monitoring stations operated by Hillingdon Borough Council.
There are two types of monitoring data available from here:
Automatic Monitors measure hourly pollutant concentrations from a continuous stream of air pumped through the analysers. Data are collected each day by MODEM from data loggers storing the information at each individual site. The data go back as far as 1996 from the following monitoring sites:
Hillingdon 1 - South Ruislip
Hillingdon 2 - Hillingdon Hospital
London Hillingdon Oxford Avenue
London Hillingdon Harmondsworth
London Hillingdon Harmondsworth Os
|Parameter||Date Started||Date Ended|
|Oxides of Nitrogen||08/09/2006|
|Modelled Wind Speed||01/08/2010|
|Modelled Wind Direction||01/08/2010|
Air quality monitoring data for Heathrow Airport and other surrounding local authorities can be found on the Heathrow Airwatch web site. For the whole of London you can look on the London Air Quality Network web site, or if you're interested in elsewhere across the UK then go to the Defra UK-AIR website.
Estimates of emissions - the amount of pollution produced by a range of activities can be obtained from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI).
Diffusion Tube Monitors measure less frequently - exposure of the tube is usually on a weekly or monthly basis. Samples are collected by chemical reaction on a filter or substrate within the tube and then sent off to a laboratory for analysis. Final pollutant concentrations are calculated from these results and the results can take several months to be published. The following data are currently available from here:
|Diffusion Tube Monitoring||NO2||April 1999|
|Diffusion Tube Monitoring||BTEX||November 2002|